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Name: Robin () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 15:00:20
Maiden: Always a Hood
Class: 60
City and State: Redondos Beach
Message: Baker, I sent the whole story the first time...But Im getting hammered here soooo.....where were we?...My buddy Jack checks to see if I need water or something as I remain in dire straights cramped up in Nancys closet...I whisper.."Let Tippy out" ..Tippy was the Haydens 75 lb german shepherd who never met a man he didnt bite, thus was always penned up in the back yard. So at great risk to 133rd and any other street he might run to, Jack opened the back gate and screamed " the dogs out, the dogs out", which in turn diverted all attention to catching him. Assured that everyone had cleared the house , so did I and in record time I might add...I know I was sheet white when we ate dinner that night, I didn't talk to my own family for a week and the Haydens for a month. And until a quarter century later at the 50th anniversary of Jim (LHS c/o 52), Nancy and Jacks parents, this episode was muted in my mind...Jack went on to marry a cougar, had three boys and was a career LAPD cop. His life was cut short many years ago by some nutcase with a gun, but oh the memories, they last forever. Nancy and John have their own family and still live in the area...I have never been able to look her in the..uh..eyes, yes thats it ,the eyes, again. Im sure some of you c/o 54 alums have run into her through the years, I hope she is well and for sure I'll have to go see her soon after telling this to the world...Ok John there it is again...print it this time...and put her pic with it...or better yet a pic of Chris as Nancys ringbearer...he had just started walking at 3 and we were so proud.....Later Cougs..:o)
It's funny but the Cougartown formmail will only accept a work the size of "The Godfather" at a time. And I would put up a picture of Nancy, but all I have are head shots, and us guys all know that's not the important part of HER picture.
Hey thanks Robin. I was getting lots of email; people talking about you in that closet with all that lingerie. Are you sure you didn't want to let Tippie out to buy just a little more "Undie Time" hmmmm?

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 14:51:05
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: So from what I understand from Chris Hood, Robin is going to come out of the closet...
Yes Chris, I wasn't going to say anything, but now that you've brought it out, it should be happening any time now.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 13:37:45
Class: 66
City and State: rb, ca
Message: Just got back from Bantam Books with Robin, we are sorry to tell you that the final installment of the closet caper will not be available on [nor] but will be available August 15 at bookstores everywhere when Robin's Book THE BEACH BOYS FROM THE INSIDE OUT is released. STAY TUNED.
Also look for the Mike Love/Brian Wilson retrospective, "I GOT YOUR SURFBOARD, RIGHT HERE!!!"

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 13:21:57
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: One of my favorite movies is Vegas Vacation. Nick papagiorgio is my hero.
One of my favorite movies is Christmas Vacation.

Name: Petey () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 12:48:30
Maiden: Gomez
Class: 1972
City and State: Salem, Oregon
Message: A few bumper stickers I saw down on the Oregon coast last week were,"The only good tree is a stump"(must have been from CA) and "Deer hunters will do ANYTHING for a Buck". And my favorite, "Save our Oregon Slug". Hoody remember when all that Thai stick washed up on the beaches of Bandon? The deserted beach was crowded that day. No salty chickens either. Later

Name: Chris Hood () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 11:23:00
E-Mail: itsokcomeonoutrobin
Maiden: usedtobehood
Class: 71
Message: I think he’s in a closet hoping that no one read that story and realizing that at future dinner parties, when he excuses himself to use the rest room, the husband will follow him and the wife will scurry to pad lock the bedroom door.
I know the feeling. He's been to my house and now I think I've solved the disappearance of my finer silken undies.

Name: Chris Hood () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 10:29:22
E-Mail: ringbearerfrothat44dd
Class: 71
City and State: 133rd street
Message: Thanks Mike, free beer, I be there!!! Is their going to be any free beer at that prom thing. And, isn't a Thai stick that spear with salty chicken on it that they sell at the fair?
YES!!! That's a Thai Stick. Man I was having a hard time getting out of that one.
.....and if you'll sign up, I'll buy you a beer at that Prom thingy.
Chris, Where is your bro, as we need the end to that "training bra" story?

Name: nick pappagiorgio () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 10:11:29
Maiden: rusty
Class: 74
Message: Last year, while driving in Paris, I saw a delivery van with a bumper sticker which read "le conducteur n'a pas d' est marie". (translation: The Driver Carries No Money....He's Married"
Janet and I saw a 99 Cent Store Van that said "Driver Carries 99 Cents Only"

Name: Mike Backus () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 10:06:19
Class: '74
Message: Good bumperstickers, kids! I thought of another one this morning. Seen on a woman's pickup truck; "I'm out of estrogen and I'm armed!" . Yes, Mr. Hood, the rest of the story please!

Name: Mike Mecey () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 07:21:02
E-Mail: mmecey
Class: 1961
City and State: Roseville, CA
Message: If we are going to start doing bumper stickers, I think we need one that says...
Blackout in 2001
GRAY out in 2002...
Just a little political thought...

OOOOooooo!!! I LIKE IT!!!

Name: Larry biller () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 05:56:07
Class: 1967
City and State: Portland,Oregon
Message: I remember seeing a bumper sticker that said "Bumper Sticker".

Name: 133rd Street Gang () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 03:00:21
Class: But, of course
Message: So Robin, you bum....when do we get the next installment? Little Robin is hiding in the closet, and the big guy, who outweighs you by 100 pounds, is in the next room, with the girl whose 44 DD you're holding. What happened next? Inquiring minds want to know.
Yes please Robin. We gotta know......

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 00:54:10
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: One of my favorite bumper stickers is "I may be slow, but I'm ahead of you" I love that one.
....or "All Dumbs Are Not Blonde"

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 00:02:34
Maiden: June 1 isnearlyhere.....
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: PROM NIGHT UPDATE "AGAIN": More 60's decade people signing on.. LINDA REILLY WAN '68. Got your ticket money kid.. you're in. I'm getting gobs and gobs (how that for a phrase from the past!) of deposit balance payments.. So for those that have paid their Prom night deposit, June 1 is coming and I'm still sitting here right by my mailbox.. don't make me come get you again. And now in own favorite bumper sticker motto: "Boring women have clean houses," There, I feel better.
Judy Wudy... Rowdy on a quest.

Name: Mike Backus () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 22:50:54
Class: '74
Message: Bumper stickers are an obsession in the Northwest. First off people have NO respect for their cars. Second, political activism is rampant. Every issue is polarized up here. I quit reading the local paper after the second month of living here. Some classic bumper stickers from the Great Northwest (the opinions stated herein are not necessarily those of the author or management); * "Gush and Bore make me want to RALPH- vote Nader in 2000" * "Visualize Whirled Peas" * (on a jacked up 4x4) "If you can't stop- wave as you go under" * "Humpty Dumpty was PUSHED" * "Kill your television" * "My karma ran over your dogma" * "Speed on brother, Hell ain't half full!" * But my favorite bumper sticker wasn't actually stuck to a bumper. One day I was sitting in traffic and a bicycle piloted by a pretty young lady was stopped in front of me. When she stood up to pedal off, on the left cheek of her Spandex bike pants was "No on 8". Hoody; If you're coming to Eugene for the Celebration, drop me an e-mail. I'll buy you a beer.
Great stuff Mike, Thanks....

Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 22:23:14
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, Ca.
Message:Here's a picture of one of the bigger fish caught last weekend at Lake Shasta. Actually this is Janet's favorite minnow; she named him Louie the Lip cause that's where she hooked him. We had a fun time in Redding last weekend. It was a long trip but the Margaritas were well worth it, and the food was excellent. Thank you Reagans, Bob, Vickie, Cory, Jay, and Lisa for showing Janet and I a great time.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 19:22:48
Message: P.S. To Yamma Lamma, I'll sing with you big beautiful women and we'll bring the house down, one stomp at a time... : ) dzlizzy
RULE #1: The Lamma Sisters CAN NOT Stomp!!!

Name: Enchilada Estrada () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 19:16:33
Class: 69
Message: My God, Jim, How did you know Harris Ranch is my favorite cowboy hangout? I do so love a longhorn. : ) Next time I go I'll be thinking of you... DzLizzy, Goddess of the Cowboy Hangouts

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 18:31:52
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: I know this person is already an honorary Cougar due to she is married to one, but Kathy Frankforter deserves to be a Coug for a lot more than that....she has gotten me in touch with several old friends of mine now due to her subscription and I know she has helped a buddy of mine, Raymond Smith and God knows how many others of us in here to re-connect with old buds due to her kindness and overwhelming generosity in this area. She is the embodiment of what Cougar spirit is all about. I am sending her one hell of an Oregon goody basket for her and her hubby this weekend from the Made In Oregon stores we have up here! Kathy, once again, you have made my day and someone else's and I was so happy today to find my old buddy, Lauren Bryan's e-mail today that I actually cried! You are a true blue Coug, through and through and your kindness is just beyond anything I have seen in a long time. God bless you, Kathy! Thanks seems so little at a time like this!
That's GREAT!!! Thanks Anita for sharing your story. If someone's looking for a long lost buddy, there're lots of people that can help out. This time it was Warriorville's Kathy Frankforter. Thanks Kathy for the helping hand.

Name: Mike Backus () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 17:49:04
Maiden: nothinggrowswherehoodygoes
Class: '74
Message: Hey John- I trust that Lake Shasta was good to you. Did you limit out? I hope that there was some water in the lake for you. It was LOW last time I drove by in 2000. Well, I finally got my $75 in the mail for Prom Night. Sorry I took so long. It took me a while to recover from that big Memorial Day Thai Stick Festival up here in Orygun! Actually, it's not the Thai Stick that messes with my head up here (since I don't smoke). It's all of the damn bumper stickers on the VW vans! I think I actually AM starting to Visualize World Peace! A trip down to 'La La Land' in mid August is just what I need. August 18th Cougs, be there or be square!
I saw a bumper sticker that said, "VISUALIZE USING YOUR TURN INDICATOR". That one floored me.
As far as the FISHING goes, it was GREAT.......although the CATCHING was LOUSY.
Thanks Mike and we'll see you here on the 18th of August.

Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 17:46:07
E-Mail: don'
Class: toaheartthat'strue
Message: Just wanna remind everbuddy in 2 days we will only be 2 and a half months from PROM NITE 2001. If ya don' git yer tickets SOON, you won' git yer tickets!!!! Aint gunna be any left! Gitten tite! Unhappy thet Walter Honey Holt and the Jensen boys aint seen fit to rite to me or RammaLamma, but if it means more room fer this here gal, dzlizzy, then ah'm fer it. She's fulla life, vim, vigor and vitality and has the rite attitood bout life in genral! Aint never to old, rite dzlizzy? right girl! Ya wouldn wanna join Ramma and me in our duet on PROM NITE wuld ya? Gess then it wuld be a trio! EEEwwwie! Gunna be here befer ya know it!
She's right folks. Prom Night will be here before you know it. Please don't be left out.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 17:18:46
Class: 66
City and State: rb, ca
Message: What did you mean you went past Harris Ranch and you thought of me?

Name: Estrada () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 17:04:57
Message: John, I promise I'll be least at first..heheheheh. I would hate for his headstone to read, "Death by Latina Heat"
Dizzy Lizzy

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 13:14:40
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I've said I love you guys before, but never more than today when I opened my mailbox and found nearly a dozen emails responding to my feedback from yesterday. Some were filled with poetry about old ladies wearing purple hats, and others on finding happiness in each moment. Even one offering sexual favors to put a smile back on my face. LOL (I'll respond to that one personally). You guys are givers. Give, give, give. But, for the record......I said "old" not unhappy. One does not equate the other. I love my life, my work, my family, and you. I will dance and sing (and receive sexual favors) until I'm in the grave..... :) Catch ya on the flip-side.
Elizabeth, The Goddess of Old and happy.

Be careful of those "Old" sexual favors, Liz. I'm sure he doesn't need anything weird written as "the cause", on his death certificate.

Name: Myrna () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 11:56:47
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: Hey John - the check(s) are in the mail. Believe it or not!!! The second one is for my dues - they are due in June, aren't they? I did a little "catch-up" on feedback, had to go back far enough to read Sloey's mirror event. Made me laugh. Gordon and I went to Texas last week to help Ginny (class of '69) celebrate her 50th birthday. Now that Gordon's hit CT, all four of us siblings have been here! Guess reading your note and that of cousin Norv, I shouldn't send Gordo any email.
Glad to be back to CT - hope to see you all at the Prom

Hey Myrna, Geez, I was wondering about you. Glad you're back along with Gordon, Tom, and the birthday girl. Ginny, 50 isn't so bad, but 51 is murder.
Yes, Ctown dues are due in June. Thanks Myrna and don't stay away so long.

Name: barbara () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 01:30:44
Maiden: Bills Wife
Class: 57
City and State: Wofford Heights, Ca.
Message: I would like to send out my congratulations to Bill Watkins Class of 57. After 30 years as an educator he is finally retiring. Since 1963 he has been teacher, principal, and ending as Superintendent of El Segundo Unified School District, all in the same town and for 34 years in the same home in El Segundo. so Congratulations to you Bill and when June 2001 gets here have fun sailing every where you want to go.
Congrats Bill. Even though you're in Eagle country, we Cougs want to wish you a happy retirement.

Name: Norm Vorhis () on Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 00:58:45
Class: 59
City and State: Monrovia, Ca
Message: CT shirt strikes again. Was at a car club meeting in Walteria last friday, found out one of the members used to be, Phyllis Smith '60, sister of Pat Smith '59. Zekes Chrysler was a 50 Dodge, 4 door, Looking like it just came out of the showroom. Last time I talked to him he was looking for a "bug eyed Sprite".
Cousin "Gordo": Welcome to CT, now answer your email.

Another CT Tshirt story. This is great. I can't wait for my first Tshirt encounter. Thanks Norv, and yes Gordon, please answer your emails.

Name: Lanny Harris () on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 21:31:48
Class: '62
City and State: SLC UT
Message: The first time I saw the Beach Boys in action was at the assembly that the Four Preps came to and sang their great hit "26 Miles Across The Sea". The Boys were the warm up group before the preps came on. This was sometime in 1960. Does anyone remember that assembly? Next I remember them cruising Hawthorne Blvd. in their five black Corvette's. Later yet they were cruising around in five black XKE's. Who can remember that? Zeke was real cool in his green '51(?) Chrysler was it? Any way, great place and times to be growing up. Lanny
Lanny, I don't remember the beach boys playing at any assembly. I do remember Brian, Bob Barrow, Keith Lent, and Bruce Griffin clowning around at an assembly. I don't remember them all cruising the Blvd in black Corvettes or XKE's either, but I guess this in how stories like Davy Crockett "killing him a bar when he was only three" get started.
OHH, I do remember Chris's old green Chrysler.

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 21:27:41
Maiden: Herecomesthesun!!
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: PROM NIGHT UPDATE:.... A couple more names added to the list here... MS. KONNIE KRISLOCK '69-78 (acting as one of our chaperone) & RON STIER '79.. both coming from right here in Calif. There you go 70's people.. "I'm waiting!!!" And I see that MOM B. (Mom Bierman) finally gets her name in there.. (another chaperone) Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.. In this household it was a Pearl Harbor fest! You know how it is when there's a former Marine in the family.
Judy Wudy..

Judy, Hope you two had a fun weekend too. No such thing as a FORMER Marine.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 16:38:21
Class: 61
Message: Back from Cabo, where I won the "Shamu" riding contest! I won by 2 seconds...Some 3 year old came in second. See ya at the Prom!!
Welcome back Paco. Yes, I got your email from Cabo. Hope you had a great time.

Name: NADINE ELIGON () on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 13:10:52
Class: 1986
City and State: GARDEN GROVE, CA

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 12:55:12
Class: 69
City and State: RedondoBeachisfinallysunny
Message: I wanted so badly to wear my new summer sandals this weekend. They're a style I wore back in '68. Those 60's styles are back! But, alas, it was cold and cloudy this weekend and I ended up in my sheepskin UGS! I took sister Linda's 17 year old daughter shopping for her birthday and she picked out a pair of low-rise, flared jeans for $108. In my day we called them hip hugger bell bottoms and you could pick up a pair for $12 at the Surprise Store. When she came out of the dressing room I heard myself ask, "Could you please pull them up?" I sounded like my mother. Damn! I hate when that happens. I hope everyone had a glorious weekend and that you all remembered to remember...........Love you guys, Elizabeth The Goddess of "OLD"

Name: Betty East () on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 12:48:38
Maiden: Wright
Class: 74
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: To Robin Hood: I work with a woman that says she may know you. Were you ever in upper management at Broadway Dept Stores in the 80s? Thanks.

Name: Hoody () on Friday, May 25, 2001 at 13:54:10
Maiden: backtoakahoody
Class: 71
City and State: On the Bay, Oregon
Message: Hey, I wanted to tell the longest story, but Hood got “Second Wind Sloey” going and then that Eugene Oregon liberal “Free Love” jumps in and writes a political essay, which BTH I agree with (Mike we should meet at the Eugene Celebration). As it turns out the deregulated power providers selling electricity to California are Texas Corporations. Go figure, even the republicans are bailing out of embarrassment. And Hoody, before folks think your any more perverse than your adolescent story illuminates (and things haven’t changed much)...Tippy was the Hayden German Shepherd!!! And Petey, viva la relvolution...Keep the stories coming Cougs and Cougetts!
I'm not embarrassed.......I kinda thought the start of all this was the "Tree Huggers" picketing the proposed power plant sites and forcing big Gov to "Back Burner" the powerplants.
But hey, enough of this Power Plant talk. It's CA's problem anyway, so don't you Oregon "I Told You So's" mess up your Memorial Day thai stick fest worrying about us. We'll make it through just fine.

Name: Mike Backus () on Friday, May 25, 2001 at 13:49:14
Class: '74
Message: I think you'll have a better chance of picking up a cheap 2001 Lincoln Navigator, John. Most of us muscle car guys are thinking, "You can fool me once..." Have a great Memorial Day weekend, Cougs!
Same to you Mike.......

Name: Doris () on Friday, May 25, 2001 at 13:01:59
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: HEY JOHN! Don't you pay any attention whatsoever to those so quick to get on you for closing down CTown for 3 days for your little Memorial Day trip!! You deserve it! You and JB2 have a wonderful and safe holiday! And Happy Memorial Day to all! We love you guys who have so bravely fought for these United States and for those who gave all they possibly could ... their lives. To me, this is rather a sad holiday. So many lives and so many hearts totally broken. May God bless you all.
Have a great holiday weekend Doris and I'll read you all next Tuesday. Now it's time for BBQ and some fishing.

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